U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 20

September 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Tuesday, September 20th. All summer long, millions of Americans have been enjoying one of their all-time favorites — an ice cream cone. The exact origin of the cone is a subject of controversy. On this date in 1903, an Italian immigrant in New York City — Italo Marchiony — filed a patent for a waffle-like pastry cup to hold ice cream. He later lost court cases against makers of cone-shaped devices. Whoever actually invented the ice cream cone, the first ones were hand rolled. By 1912, a machine had been invented to do the job faster. In all its forms — ice cream, both regular and lowfat, sherbet, and frozen yogurt — we each eat just over 25 pounds a year of frozen dairy products — much of it in cones. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2010, p. 476

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 212

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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